Electric Mistress (V2) (1976-1977) w/Original Packaging

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Many thanks to Ralf, who maintains the “Electric Mistress Mystery Page”
for sending me a link to his website. All of the information below was
gleaned from various sources on the Internet as well as eBay listings. I
am humbled by what I don’t know. As it turns out, not surprisingly I
guess, there are many iterations of the Electric Mistress and Ralf has a
comprehensive guide found here.


“The Electric Mistress Flanger/Filter Matrix was introduced sometime in
1976 with the first version looking very much like the original Big Muff
with the slim silver chassis and powered by two 9V batteries (released in 1980 as a one 9V model). The more familiar Deluxe version was released in 1978. This first paragraph was edited from Gilmourish.com.”

The
pricing in this section refers to the original version which was
powered by two 9V batteries as well as the 18V jack (as seen in the
photo).

“The
Mistress nails the expected jet plane swoosh with wave like shimmers as
well as the sound of a phaser, chorus and even a convincing Leslie
sound. It’s extremely versatility and can clone the chorused clarity of
the Police, the submerged haziness of Nirvana, the streamlined sounds of Rush, or the psychedelic swirls of the Stone Roses.”

Three
knobs take care of color, range, and rate, while a bizarre filter
matrix switch adds a tiny hint of metallic ring-modulation when engaged.
Combined with other effects, the Mistress can push the envelope of
experimentation even further. Slap a distortion, tremolo, or auto-filter
pedal before or after this and you will spend an entire afternoon
making noise. The original USA version of this pedal gets high marks for
sturdy construction, generally quiet analog circuitry, and endless fun.”

“The pedal operates on the famous Reticon SAD1024 chip and as mentioned above the single battery version was released in 1980.”

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